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Podcast 136 – A little bit sleep deprived

Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast, joining me this week were Dan and Garry. This weeks topics revolved around my trip to London for the Huawei P8 / P8 Max event, the eagerly awaited LG G4, Garry and the Microsoft Band, Dan being intrigued by

Podcast 136 – Listen in live

Hello there, welcome to the “listen in live” page for our podcast. Joining me this week should be Dan and Garry. This weeks topics should be about the leaks of the weird looking LG G4, the Huawei event we attended yesterday afternoon where the P8 and the

Huawei P8 – Ask us some questions

Yesterday we picked up the new Huawei P8 at the launch event. We’ll obviously be bringing you our full review in a few weeks time, but in the meantime I’ll be making a hands on video this weekend showing off the hardware and software features. But there

Hands on with the Huawei P8 and P8 Max

This  afternoon was one of those fun afternoons, you know the sort where you get to fondle a new thing. This time round it was the Huawei P8 and the P8 Max, one is an iterative update on the models from previous years, albeit an absolutely gorgeous

Huawei announce the P8 and P8 Max

Over the years Huawei have been making a steady stream of well specified, great looking and well priced devices. Earning them a place near the top of the pile of phone manufacturers. Today we’ve been in London at the launch of their latest devices, the P8 and

Huawei London event – Live Blog

This afternoon we’ve been invited to London by Huawei to see their latest and greatest flagship device be unveiled. We’re going to live blog the event for you, tune in to this very post at about 3pm to see what they’ve got on show.

Archos Platinum 52 – Review

Archos are the one of the Android stalwarts, they’ve been making tablets for years now and now their product range includes a healthy selection of phones too. All different shapes, sizes and colours are available. The Platinum range offers a large screen, quad core experience at a

Arctic P324BT Bluetooth headphones – Review

Taking a pair of headphones out with me running is quite an undertaking, controlling my music whilst I’m out running is also fiddly. The fit is usually not quite right, the volume not quite right, the cables flap around and catch on stuff, the Bluetooth connection to

Podcast 135 – You must have ridiculously small hands

Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast, joining me this week were John and Julie. Julie Wills was our special guest, if you want to see more from her in the future the best place to catch her is on Google+ here is her profile.

Podcast 135 – Listen in live

Hello there, welcome to the “listen in live” page for our podcast. Joining me this week should be John and Julie. Julie is our special guest this week. This weeks topics should be about John and his trip to Gadget Show Live, me really trying hard to get on

Hannspree SportBand fitness tracker – Review

The fitness wearable market is quite a varied one. With many manufacturers creating all different shapes and sizes of wrist bands or watches. A few weeks ago Hannspree announced the Sport Watch which seemed to have the ideal combination of features. They’ve sent me one which I’ve

Pre order the Honor 6 Plus SIM free today

Today is the day that me and many others have been waiting for, the rather fancy looking dual camera equipped Honor 6 Plus is going up for pre order. The phone is going to be exclusive to 3 for a while, but you’ll be able to buy

HTC announce the One M9+

HTC have this morning announced the much leaked One M9+. It’s to be sold in China, with no mention of other markets. Shame. The various leaks have all been spot on, including the peculiar fingerprint scanner beneath the display. Spec wise it’s a bit different to the

Piper NV – Review

Home automation is something that is only really limited by your imagination, possibly what accessories you can buy and possibly also by how much money you have. You get the idea though…. One of the more intriguing things I saw at MWC was the Piper NV, it

LG announce the human-centric UX 4.0

Every year LG announce a new flagship device and to accompany that they redesign the software running atop of it. This year seems to be no different, in the run up to the LG G4 being announced LG have come out and shown us some of the

OxygenOS for the OnePlus One now available

Today is going to be a good day for OnePlus One owners. The eagerly awaited Lollipop update for the OnePlus One is now available for download and manual flashing. This is the version that’s free of all the Cyanogenmod extras, it’s basically just like a Nexus Lollipop

HTC unveil the rather familiar looking One M8s

I bet you can remember the above phone right? Last years HTC One M8 right? Wrong it’s the recently unveiled One M8s. Although to give you your due, it is the same phone, just a bit slower. It is best summed up by Peter Frølund the UK and

Podcast 134 – Listen in live

Hello there, welcome to the “listen in live” page for our podcast. Joining me this week should be Dan and Ian. This weeks topics should be about Dan and his week with the new HTC One M9, me struggling without 4G, the Archos Platinum 52, Ian ordering

Alcatel Onetouch Pop D5 – Review

Alcatel have a wide range of devices and keeping up with exactly where each model sits in the range is at times a struggle, when I visited their stand at MWC it took me five minutes to gather myself and work out what was what. Alcatel have